Are your house plans legal? by Steph Nelson
If you are planning to build a new home please, by all means be sure that your house design or home plan is legal for YOU to build. When I say “legal" I’m referring to the fact that a “home plan license" or “license to build" is required….just like a license to drive or license to hunt. How did you get your house plan? Did you have a local draftsperson or architect design for you? It is a common misunderstanding that it is okay to redraw a plan or make changes on a plan you find in a book, website or even from a constructed home. If you find a home plan that you like, you must purchase a set of plans from the original plan designer or an authorized source. It is crucial that you have a legal set of plans, so be sure to learn the facts before you begin the planning process. For more info search Federal Copyright Law or contact us if you have questions at 870-931-5777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.